Louth is a small settlement on the banks of the Darling River, 132 km north of Cobar. In 1859 T.A. Matthews built a pub to cater for the passing river and land-based trade. Louth was used as a stopover on the famous Cobb & Co coach run. In 1888 the Dunlop property to the south of the town became the first sheep station in the world to use mechanical shears.
Today, Louth has a population of under 50 and for most of the year it is a sleepy little hamlet. The Famous Annual Race Meeting - The Louth Races brings people from far and wide and the town becomes a vibrant place on this weekend.